Aaren Russell burst onto the Australian motorsport scene in 2015 when he entered the Bathurst 1000 as a wildcard entry. Not only did he seemingly appear out of nowhere, he also finished on the lead lap claiming 17th place overall.
Yet it hasn’t been as easy a journey for the Novocastrian. Having grown up around karting, Russell quietly developed his race craft in Formula Vee finishing second in the New South Wales state series.
From there, Russell progressed into the V8 Supercars Development Series in 2010, challenging newer generation cars with sheer determination and pure natural talent.
By 2014 Russell was finally rewarded with podiums at Queensland Raceway and Homebush and a prized third place at the 2015 Clipsal round in Adelaide.
In 2016, Aaren Russell has emerged from the ‘silly season’ as a main series driver for Erebus Motorsport in the #4 entry. With Plus Fitness as major sponsor, Russell brings a professionalism and energy that is critical for him to succeed in one of the world’s most competitive motorsport formulae.
|Date of Birth||27-Aug-91|
|Lives||Newcastle / Melbourne|
|Marital Status||Partner – Dominique|
|Hobbies||Racing, mountain biking, cycling, go-karting|